Byrne Construction Services celebrates 100th birthday
Byrne Construction Services is celebrating 100 years. Founded in 1923 by Thomas Sneed Byrne, the company’s earliest projects include the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 115 W. 7th St. (former Oncor Building), Fort Worth Water Gardens, Sundance Square and the Kimbell Art Museum.
In 1995, John Avila Jr. bought the company and expanded Byrne statewide. Byrne today is one of Texas’ largest Hispanic-owned contractors and a denizen of the Engineering News-Record Top 400 Contractors list.
Since Avila’s purchase, Byrne has completed numerous awardwinning projects, including the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Pier 1 headquarters in Fort Worth and DFW Airport renovations of Terminals B and E.
Byrne built the original 1927 Montgomery Ward’s building in Fort Worth and completed each major renovation in the 1960s and 1970s. In 2005 and 2009, Byrne completed the building’s two-phase transformation into ground floor retail and 243 luxury condominiums.
Byrne also has landed contracts for the upcoming Fort Worth Convention Center expansion and Texas A&M-Fort Worth development.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating 100 years of serving our Fort Worth community,” Matthew Avila, CEO of Byrne, says. “It’s been an honor to be a part of the city’s growth and development over the decades. We are grateful for our clients who have put their trust in us and our team who has made us the company we are today.” Byrne plans a series of events through the year, including a kickoff at the Kimbell, an appreciation event for trade partners at Martin House Brewery and a charity golf tournament.